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Things to Do In LaPorte Indiana

LaPorte County Indiana is located in the Northwest Indiana and Michigan Regions between Chicago and South Bend, Indiana. The Laporte County area is a fun and great place to visit. There are many family fun activities and some relaxing activities with friends. Explore the outdoors and visit the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, go hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and boating! Come grab a bite to eat and do some shopping at Lighthouse Place Discount Mall in Michigan City. There’s also live theatre, historical attractions and Bluechip Casino to visit. See the many attractions we have below! 
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Hesston Steam Museum – Opening Father’s Day Weekend in 2020
     Hesston Steam Museum is an outdoor museum operated by the Laporte County Historical Steam Society in Hesston, Indiana. The Hesston Steam Museum is open several Holiday Weekends as well as every weekend in the Summer. Holiday Weekends Include: Continue Reading . . .

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Visit Pine Lake
Pine Lake Rentals allows travelers to visit LaPorte County’s water skiing, tubing, fishing, boating, pontoon, canoe, and kayak rentals. Enjoy nature’s elements around Pine Lake for any or no occasion at all.

laporte county fair e1529350869865La Porte County Fair

    Visit the LaPorte county Fair from July 12th  – 16, 2020 has been cancelled. As always, you’ll enjoy: Great music and entertainment Fantastic food and lots to see and do. The 4-H Buildings are open every day at 9am, Carnival Rides begin at 1pm every day (Except Opening Day). There is live music every day, and antique tractor parade every day.
     Activities include: good time cloggers, Pig racing (Tue., thru Sat) Silly Safaris (Fri and Sat.), Magic Show, 4-H Exhibits and carnival rides. Saturday is Veterans Day, Daily Antique Tractor Parade at 6pm. Continue Reading . . .

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Westville Pumpkin Festival

     The Westville Pumpkin Festival will be held on October 4-6, 2019. There will be Arts and Craft Booths, Food, Rides, Games and Live Music in the Entertainment – Food Tent.      It’ll feature 5k run/walk, Kids fun run, Parade, Pumpkin Palooza, live Entertainment, Tractor Pull, Bingo, Contests, Basket Raffle, Pumpkin Goodies, Queen… Continue Reading →
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Improvements to Soldiers Memorial Park & Stone Lake Planned

     The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department is preparing a master plan to make improvements to Soldiers Memorial Park. The first draft of the plan is available by clicking on the link below. Continue Reading . . .
old car show laporte county indianaLaporte’s Annual Old Car Show – Cancelled 2020

    The La Porte County Historical Society is hosting its 11th Annual Old Car Show on Saturday, July 20TH, 2019 from 9AM-3PM. The Car Show is held on the grounds of the museum located at 2405 Indiana Ave. or Highway 35 at the south entrance to La Porte. The event is open to cars 30… Continue Reading →

fort la play at kesling park laporte indianaKesling Park New Fort La Play Porte

     La Porte resident sare able to enjoy the redesigned Fort La Play Porte playground at Kesling Park with a successful crowdfunding campaign launched today. The campaign was sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by  Continue Reading . . .

brown bag series 2020 purdue extension laporte indianaBrown Bag Gardening Series Begins Jan 15th 2020

     Brown Bag Gardening Series Begins with a Panel Discussion on Local Food Growers Folks are invited to bring their “brown bag” lunch or snack and learn a little about gardening during four sessions presented by La Porte County Master Gardeners. Four sessions, two each in La Porte and Michigan City, will focus on aspects of… Continue Reading →
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Barn Shop Hops – Spring, Summer, Fall, & Holiday

    These map-guided tours showcase 5 unique area LaPorte County shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Three gift certificates will be awarded for 3 Whole Days –! Shop LaPorte County’s best… Continue Reading →
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LaPorte Symphony Concert Series  
   La Porte County Symphony resides within the vibrant arts landscape of Northwest Indiana and serves the 110,000 residents of La Porte County and regions beyond, including the Southwestern area of Michigan. Now beginning its 47th season,  Continue Reading . .

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Laporte Winterfest

     The Annual WinterFest, organized by the LaPorte Park and Recreation Department, returns in late January, with many of the events enjoyed over the past years as well a couple new twists to bring a blast of winter fun to town. Click Here for more!   

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Visit Indiana Dunes 
Things To Do in Chesterton

Things To Do in Michigan City
Things To Do in Hammond
Things To Do in Whiting (By the Lake)
Things To Do in LaPorte
Go to the Beach

Things To Do In Portage 
Things to do in Crown Point
Things To Do in Lowell 
Things to do In Hobart  

Find Local Steakhouses
Enjoy a Sunday Brunch
Local Family Fun Amusement Parks

old sherriffs house     If you are a History Buff You Might Want To visit:
Calumet Revisited Lecture Series 2020
Home for the Holidays Home Tour – Whiting 2019
Chance of a Lifetime Tour Of Historic Community Center
Century of Progress Tour
Sleepy Hollow
Aukiki Historical River Walk
Bartlett Homes Featured at Garden Walk
Chautaugqua In The Dunes
LaPorte’s Annual Old Car Show
Visit Buckley Homestead – Lowell



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